Paschal Emeka, Abuja
A group known as Take It Back Movement has commended the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration, CVR, from August 17th to August 31st, 2018.
A statement from Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi the group’s Director, PR, Media and Communications, in Abuja, also urged Nigerians to take advantage of the two weeks extension and get their voters’ cards.
The statement read in part, “it is with great pleasure that the Take it Back Movement commends INEC for listening to the yearnings and the pressure placed on it by Nigerians in Abuja, to postpone the deadline for the Continuous Voters’ Registration.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for giving us the opportunity to discuss this issue that has proven challenging to many Nigerians, and for yielding to the demand that cements Nigeria’s democracy.
While renewing their commitment to enthrone justice in the country, the group in the statement, further commended Nigerian youths, whose advocacy, and support influenced the electoral umpire’s decision, to extend the exercise, nationwide.
“If anyone was still in doubt as to the power held by youth prepared to fight for their future, this landmark turnaround by INEC should be enough to clear those doubts. The standpoint of the Take it Back Movement has never wavered: wherever the rights of Nigerians are being impeded or thwarted, we will fight, using the proper channels, to ensure liberation and justice.
“The battle is only half won, however. We urge all Nigerians to avail themselves of this opportunity to make a difference on the 16th February, 2019. There is a real opportunity to create the Nigeria we dream of; a Nigeria that works for all Nigerians, not just the elite few. For the first time, there are real options in this race, and we appeal to every eligible citizen to take advantage of this new hope.